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Friday, October 28, 2011

Earrings in the Making

Early in the week I started making some earrings. I etched some metal pieces and then cut them, sanded them, filed them blackened them, polished them and drilled holes in them.


I then needed to make some ear wires for them to hang on. So I cut pieces of 20 gauge sterling silver wire


and with the torch drew a bead on the end of the wire.



I then shaped them, hammered them, filed them and polished them ready to make the earrings.



and here are the 4 pairs I managed to complete.




dragonfly bits


leaves



text and lines


and leaves again.

Lots of fun and YEAH ... I am feeling better!

6 comments:

  1. Omg does your talent never end? I can't believe how skilled you are in so many areas, and everything you make is gorgeous!!
    I totally have green eyes with envy right now :)

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  2. Kim, these are stunnimg!! love them all!

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  3. These are exquisite. I would love to have the leaves as a necklace! So elegant! That looks very difficult to do because of the small details.

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  4. oh wow, i can believe you made the findings too, they are all so even too....

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